leaders

Winners Conquer Doubt

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:23pm -- Beth Flynn
"Not one of us is free of it.  We all have moments when we question our ability to succeed and our ability to make good decisions.  Why? Because we can't know the future.  Winners feel doubt just as often as anybody else.  They understand you have to earn success.  They know you can't be haphazard if you want to make progress toward your most important goals.  These truths inevitably lead to questions about their ability to succeed.

Leadership is a Gift and a Journey

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:08am -- Beth Flynn

“Leadership is a gift – a gift that requires you to set a direction; motivate, inspire, and develop others; and deliver results that matter.  It is also a journey.  It is about your experiences and the influence you have onothers.  Leadership is certainly about the work that gets done, but it is much more about how the work gets done and the relationships along the way.

Seventeen Management Principles

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:49am -- Beth Flynn
  1. Clarity is Essential
  2. Competence is Critical
  3. Identify Your Constraints
  4. Unlock Your Creativity
  5. Concentrate Single-Mindedly
  6. Have the Courage of Your Convictions
  7. Develop Your Character
  8. Plan Every Detail in Advance
  9. Organize Your Work Before You Begin
  10. Staff Properly at Every Level
  11. Delegate Effectively
  12. Inspect What You Expect
  13. Keep the Boss Informed
  14. Focus on High Productivity

Five Characteristics of Exceptional Coaches

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:59pm -- Jody Termeer

1.    Self-awareness

2.    Ability to trust

3.    Ability to use imagery

4.    Ability to identify blocks when they occur

5.    Recognizing the importance of adversity (p. 7)

 

What additional characteristics of Exceptional Coaches can you add to this list?

      What was the best advice you have received from a coach?

 

HA-HA! to AHA!

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:51pm -- Beth Flynn

“Our workplaces are full of human “doings,” not human “ beings.” So says Mitch Ditkoff, the man who spends his days trying to humanize corporate work environments.

“Most people tamp down their real selves when they go to work.  However, if you want to bring your ‘A’ game you have to bring your real self to work each day.  That’s the only way the best of your natural creativity will emerge.”

Human beings are thoughtful, inspiring, compassionate and creative, so why don’t we bring this into the workplace?

 

Which Thoughts Do You Feed?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:52pm -- Beth Flynn

One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a conflict that goes on inside people.  He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves within is all.  One is evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, worry, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.  The other one is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, wisdom, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth compassion and faith.”

The Maverick Principle

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:36pm -- Beth Flynn

“Our natural instinct when someone questions what we’re doing is to defend our position.  When someone appears to completely ignore rules we get even more irate.  But in doing so we miss the point: why is this person being challenging?

Definition of Maverick: One who refuses to abide by the dictates of his group: a dissenter!  So says the Readers Digest so it must be true.  But Mavericks should not be classed as trouble makers but rather as a valuable asset that can help your business become more robust and exciting. 

·         How do you handle mavericks?

Create a Vision! Know What You Want

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:04am -- Beth Flynn

“For the most part, many of us encounter visions whilst working for some corporation or government organization.  And for the most part, visions are boring, bear little relation to the reality of wider organizations and become nothing more than a plaque behind the reception wall.  But we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss how powerful a vision can be at creating real excitement and momentum and become a driver for change!

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